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From the Pennines to the Peaks on foot

This week’s walk provides a perfect setting in which to lose yourself, your thoughts and concerns by being distracted by the great expanse of moorland and feeling miles from civilisation. Yet as a popular walking destination, you’ll never be far from another rambler, writes Caroline Spalding.

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Griddled lemony chicken fillets

Griddled lemony chicken fillets

Serves: 4

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The Woodlands, Cragg Road, Mytholmroyd - �349,000 (Ryburne & Co 01422 844963)

Five bedroom home overlooking beautiful Elphin Brook

This immaculate stone property retains many original features and provides spacious five bedroom accommodation.

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Taking a delightful trail from Triangle

Taking a delightful trail from Triangle

Walking is not a hobby that appeals to everyone and perhaps you have found yourself trying to persuade a reluctant friend to give it a try, only to find excuses ranging from a lack of time to a lack of proper footwear, writes Caroline Spalding.

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Leek and potato soup

Leek and potato soup

The weather doesn’t know what it’s doing at the moment, writes Alasdair Nunn and RachAls Kitchen, the Halifax-based caterers.

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Jessica gets down to unearthing the secrets of her explorer ancestor.

COLUMN: Digging up the secrets of our fascinating family tree

To look at her, you wouldn’t think my daughter had any of my genes.

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Redundancy: its not the end of the world!

Column: Redundancy: it’s not the end of the world!

Last year I was made redundant for the third time in four years.
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Rose Cottage, Scarbottom, Mytholmroyd - �298,000 (Ryburne & Co 01422 844963)

Charming semi-detached cottage

Lovely landscaped gardens to three sides

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The moorland heights of West Calderdale

The moorland heights of West Calderdale

This week’s walk appreciates the expanse of the moorlands and the views they offer, whilst being incredibly simple to follow and relatively easy-going; therefore perfect for both this time of year and those new to the joys of hiking.

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Pam Lloyd PR Asparagus Recipes (30th November 2010)

Asparagus and pea risotto

Risottos are great because the core ingredients in it can be easily pulled together from the fridge or store-cupboard. .

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Hawkstones Farm, Kebs Road, Blackshaw Head - �495,000 (Peter David Properties 01422 844403)

Substantial six bedroom stone farmhouse

Approximately two acres of grazing land and exceptional far reaching rural views

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Snow at Ogden Water.

Is rambling on its last legs? Take a hike.

I recently conducted a survey amongst members of the Ramblers Association to gain a perspective on how walking is perceived as a hobby for the younger generations; mainly because membership of the organisation is in decline, whilst the remaining members are, inevitably, getting older.

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Rhubarb frangipane

Rhubarb frangipane

Whether you use forced rhubarb, which is grown in the dark chiefly in the famous Yorkshire triangle (Wakefield district) and which is in shops now, or the type grown outside (available April on) this is a fabulous recipe, courtesy of our friends at the Shibden Mill Inn.

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The outdoor vitality pool

Travel review: An escape from reality at a snowy Staffordshire spa

There’s something really rather decadent about relaxing in an outdoor pool, warmed to a toasty 30 degrees, sipping a cocktail - and feeling droplets of snow fall on your face.

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Ivy House, Great Burlees Farm, Hebden Bridge (Peter David Properties 01422 844403)

Grade II listed historical residence

Excellent views overlooking Hebden Bridge, woodland to the distance and moorland

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Gnocchi allaTrapanese

Gnocchi allaTrapanese

Serves 2

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Hiking the hills above the Colne Valley

Hiking the hills above the Colne Valley

One benefit of following a guided walk is the advantage of not having to rely on your own navigational skills; particularly when snow camouflages the trodden pathways. This past weekend I opted to take a 12-mile hike from Slaithwaite, HD7, joining the Huddersfield Ramblers, known for their more challenging walks. This route I’d recommend for more clement weather, or perhaps even breaking it into two 6-mile walks.

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George Ezra.

George Ezra announces Yorkshire forest concert date

Top selling singer songwriter George Ezra has announced a huge outdoor Yorkshire forest concert date this summer.

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Handmade fundraiser is a a masquerade

Red Masquerade Ball

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Roasted cauliflower

Roasted cauliflower

It’s that time of the year when a lot of people seek to repair the “damage” caused by the over

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